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Education to enable entrepreneurs to shape a better world

Dinah Boulon, Social Entrepreneurship Akademie

On the 26th June 2018, Social Entrepreneurship Akademie launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Enabling Entrepreneurs to Shape a Better World”.  Dinah Boulon, Head of Communications from the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie, discusses what the course is about and why it was created.

Do you want to change the world? Do you have an idea but need help transforming it into a business? This free 6-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Enabling Entrepreneurs to Shape a Better World”, will drive you to take action!

We are looking to shape a better world, but how can we actually achieve a change for the better? Do you sometimes ask yourself this question?

The answer to that could be simple: we have the technology and knowledge to solve many of the world’s biggest problems. However, as you may already know, this is not enough. We need to change our mindset about the challenges facing us nowadays, whether it’s environmental concerns, new technologies or political issues. We believe that it needs people with an entrepreneurial mindset, who want to take action and make change happen. That is why we designed the MOOC: “Enabling Entrepreneurs to Shape a Better World”. We made use of the technologies and created a second virtual edition based on the success of first one in 2016.

As not everyone is aware of the field of social entrepreneurship and it is still under-estimated in our world, learners can get a deep dive in the world of social entrepreneurship or simply refresh their knowledge.

Who wouldn’t be better to talk about this field than an entrepreneur or expert, right?

Thus, we combined experiences and methods from social entrepreneurs, who have applied them in the industry together with sessions from world-renowned experts such as Professor Muhammad Yunus and Alexander Osterwalder.

What’s in for you?

This is a free course designed to be completed in 6-weeks. However, as it is self-paced you can allocate your time to it as you wish. Topics range from business modeling and design thinking to impact creation and social innovation. After this course, you will be able to assess entrepreneurial opportunities through the perspective of both impact and business. The tools you acquire will enable you to turn these opportunities into viable social solutions, maximize impact and fulfil your entrepreneurial potential!

In the end of this course, it is possible to get a verified certificate.

Of course, there is also a fun element to the course. You can share your knowledge and ideas with others from all over the world in the discussion forum and you will be accompanied by one of our learners, “SEAry”, who will ask you some questions every now and then.

Through this MOOC, we aim to address thousands of people who want to change the world. It is for everyone who wants to learn how to develop sustainable entrepreneurial solutions to solve problems that matter.

Start your learning journey and discover the entrepreneur within yourself!

Enroll here!

About the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie: 

The Social Entrepreneurship Akademie (SEA) was established as a joint initiative by the entrepreneurship centers of the Munich-based universities: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich University of Applied Sciences, and Technical University of Munich. Guided by our central principle "Education for Societal Change," this network organisation educates social entrepreneurs and social changemakers to build a new generation of leaders, who will make use of the speed, scale, and agility of entrepreneurship in order to solve global social and environmental challenges.